Emergency measures: Researching in times of crises, conflict, and conspiracy

Date: 2 – 5 November 2020
Location: Sigmund Freud University Vienna, Freudplatz 1, A-1020 Wien.

The SFUrope Autumn School is a transdisciplinary event that supports critical exchange and fosters dynamic collaboration between students and researchers of all faculties and branches of the Sigmund Freud University. It builds on an emerging tradition of connecting SFU students in transnational, reflexive, and action-oriented dialogue on conflict and change potential in Europe. The main goals of the Autumn School are to foster a sense of connection and community, to enable processes of critical thinking, and to create a space of mutual teaching and learning.

Emergency measures: Researching in times of crises, conflict, and conspiracy

The global Covid-19 pandemic has revealed and intensified existing inequalities, sociopolitical fractures, and existential insecurities and has produced an ongoing flood of conflicting/conflictual information, misinformation, and disinformation. It is against this backdrop of conflicts over meaning/truth, trust, authority, inclusion/exclusion that we will come together for three days in workshops, roundtables, and seminars to address the following questions:

  • What is our role as students/researchers who produce ‘knowledge’ and become ‘skilled’ in times of overlapping crises, especially as misinformation and disinformation proliferates?
  • What kinds of questions are worth asking and what kinds of methods are warranted/needed, both in classrooms and in research?
  • For whom and toward what vision of the future are we learning?  What kinds of tools/practices are required?
  • Is scientific research or even “critical thinking” the antidote to the so-called “infodemic”? 

Here you find more…https://www.sfu.ac.at/de/sfurope-autumn-school-2020/